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More ear piercings...

e ear piercings... Well, my ears are finished. For the moment. I now have six piercings on the left side and three on the right side. No particular reason why there's twice as many on the left, but I had a bizarre conversation with some one who pointed out to me that the way I had my ears pierced made me 33% gay. I pointed out to him that his statement made him 100% stupid. Some of the piercings I've already written about and are already on the BME (helix, tragus, antitragus, lower conch -all in the left ear). I'd ... read more

Nipple piercing by Raelyn Gallina

ple piercing by Raelyn Gallina Newsgroups: rec.arts.bodyart Subject: I got my nipple pierced last Sunday! Date: 24 Nov 1996 04:44:00 GMT Hello from a long time lurker, As the subject line mentions, I got my nipple pierced! Thanks to all of you who have posted information on the subject, especially those who joined the barbell/ring debate. I decided to go with a straight barbell (12 ga, sss, 3/4" long.) My nipple, pre-pierce and "at rest" measured 5/16" and I appreciated the extra room the first few days post pierce because my nip was running at about 11/16" and semi-erect. Today, ... read more

8ga --> 2ga Ear Piercing

--> 2ga Ear Piercing 2 weeks ago I had my ears repierced, as my original (gun) pierces were unsuitable for stretching. My piercer, Danny, suggested an initial needle pierce at 8 ga, followed by an immediate stretch to 2 ga. So I went down to Polymorph (Newtown, Australia), and I was shown the 2 ga plugs I was soon to wear - I got a little apprehensive, they looked so huge. But I decided to go through with it, and the plugs were put in the autoclave. Danny marked my ears, commenting on their huge stretching potential :) Then he ... read more

Piercing, politics, and plans.

rcing, politics, and plans. Piercing, politics, and plans. My first piercing was done after three days of thought. I was working away from home with two piercing devotees, and one of them offered to do my nipple for me - something I had always wondered about having. As someone who has the pain threshold of a small child, and a fear of needles that borders on the paranoid, body piercing would have been the last thing anyone would have expected me to go for. As it was, the deed was done. I sat, shirt off, while he marked up my ... read more

Cross Cultural Body Decoration: A Literature Review

ral Body Decoration: A Literature Review Cross Cultural Body Decoration A Literature Review Copyright &copy 1993 Raven Rowanchilde Toronto, Ontario Converted to HTML by Shannon Larratt / BME Preface Introduction Ableman, Paul Beyond Nakedness Berns, Marla C. Ga`anda Scarification: A Model for Art and Identity. Bianchi, Robert S. Tattoo in Ancient Egypt. Bilmes, J. and Howard, A. Pain as a Cultural Drama Bohannan, Paul Beauty and Scarification Amongst the Tiv Bolin, A. Vandalized Vanity: Feminine Physiques Betrayed and Portrayed Brain, Robert The Decorated Body Levi-Strauss, Claude The Raw and the Cooked Mascia-Lees, Frances E. and Sharpe, Patricia The Marked and ... read more

Snug Experience

ence Date: Tue, 01 Oct 1996 02:05:41 -0400 From: Luis G. SNUG EXPERIENCE OK well I was at the Philly R.A.B. Munch and was itching to get pierced once more. I wanted a "hard core" cartilage piercing (as I call em). I already had two daiths, so I wanted something that is not very common, as more and more people in my area (DC) were getiing Daiths. So I decided to get a Snug I had fallen in love with the pics of the snug on BME, so I said "I gotta have one". Went in and talked to Jim ... read more

Nipple Piercing Experience

cing Experience Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 15:52:31 -0400 From: M. Nipple Piercing Experience Some years back, I was interested in sun dancing. This is a native American Indian rite which involves men piercing their breasts, attaching a tether to the object throught the piercing and leaning back against the tether which was attached to a pole. The men would enter into a meditative state rythmically dancing to drum beating. This would last for a few days until the piercings would tear through. When I read of this I decided to pierce myself in honor of this rite and pierced ... read more

Falling into the Abyss ...

ling into the Abyss ... Friedrich Nietzsche wrote "Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster; and when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you". Like most quotations, this can mean many things to many people. To me it sums up my journey into piercing in a neat little package. Bear with me for this lengthy ramble and you'll find out why. In so many personal accounts of piercing I've read words to the effect of "I was always drawn towards piercing". It's become almost a ... read more

MY EXPERIENCE GIVING MY FIRST PIERCING

EXPERIENCE GIVING MY FIRST PIERCING MY EXPERIENCE GIVING MY FIRST PIERCING by Heather Goldberg Ever since I've been getting piercings of my own, I wondered constantly what it would be like on the other end of the needle. Nick, who works [worked] at Forbiddin Art in Philadelphia, promised to give me that chance. He told me that as soon as I saw him again (I go to school three hours away) he'd give me a short lesson, then let me give him a simple piercing. I arrived in Philadelphia last Friday evening, and Nick skated down to the train station ... read more

The Holey Man

an Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 00:54:05 -0400 From: Joseph G. The Holey Man My name is Joseph, AKA The Holey Man. My tats include a highly stylized, near tribal spider and a Yin Yang on the upper left arm, The Buddha sitting on the seven headed cobra Mucalinda on the upper right arm, and an elfin she-warrior from the right ankle to the knee. On May 22, 1996 after watching my younger daughter get her navel pierced I got into a conversation with the piercer about how my career as a psychotherapist and Deputy clinical director at a local ... read more

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